The Abnormality of War: Dissecting the “Just War” Euphemisms and Building an Ethics of Peace
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Cambridge University Press
I dedicate this essay to a ten year old Afghan boy, Mohammed Noor. He was having his Sunday dinner when an American bomb struck. He lost both eyes and both hands. Who, with this child in mind, would dare sing “God bless America,” the hymn that would make God a co-conspirator with American war-makers? The sightless eyes of this child should haunt us to the end of our days and sear on our souls the absolute need to not just pray for peace, but to do something to make it happen.
Maguire, Daniel C., "The Abnormality of War: Dissecting the “Just War” Euphemisms and Building an Ethics of Peace" (2006). Theology Faculty Research and Publications. 549.